GREAT BAY – Minister Mellissa Arrindell-Doncher (Tourism and Economic Affairs) cancelled her trip to Hamburg where she was scheduled to attend Seatrade Europe, because of the approaching Hurricane Irma. The minister was to leave yesterday.
Arrindell-Doncher has the Met Office, Aviation and Harbour Affairs in her portfolio. She will remain on St. Maarten to assist the Council of Ministers and emergency branches of government with the preparation for Hurricane Irma and its aftermath.
The Minister will be represented in Germany by her Chief of Staff Cecil Nicholas. Port St. Maarten will also be represented at the event.
Seatrade Europe begins on Wednesday and concludes on Friday. The event brings together senior buyers, planners and key decision makers from Europe’s ocean cruise lines with suppliers from all sectors of the industry.
Source: TODAY http://today.sx/weather/minister-cancels-trip-seatrade/